Cruising through the blogsophere I happened upon this post from Thabiti Anyabwile from the Reformed side of things. He blogs at Pure Church. I find the growing number of blacks in the Reformed tradition intriguing. While I disagree with much of his description of Kingian leadership and message I do believe that it is important to have these kinds of discussions. This gives further credence that black Christians are not a monolith. A good thing to be sure.
The African-American church needs leaders that are not as concerned with political wars and public policy as much as they are concerned with a faithful proclamation of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Mid-term elections pale in comparison to the serious assaults committed by the enemy of our souls against the church and African Americans. While the church has given its brightest and best in the cause of social justice, she has suffered a significant drain on her leadership resources and her primary mission of making disciples. Consequently, today’s Black church may in many ways be weaker than the church in 1830!